Monday, November 25, 2013

Hello Po!

Okay so I am not sure if the email I sent last week, was sent. I was in such a hurry I don't think it did. Sobrang pasensiya talaga! This one will send! I promise!

Okay well this week was great! Until I got sick on Friday ... and Saturday ... and Sunday ... and today lol. I don't really know what happened. I felt FINE on Friday morning, I exercised with the other sisters like usual and  then after I showered and was eating breakfast my stomach started to hurt. It felt like a usual stomach ache so I drank some water and continued my personal study. Well after about 5 minutes the pain got worse and I started to feel it through out my whole body, my head started throbbing and I just started aching every where. Well I finished my personal study and tried to ignore it. We had our companionship study and the feelings just kept getting worse. We had an investigator we were scheduled to teach that morning so I just took some medicine and we went and taught him. We had a few more people scheduled to teach but we came home early because we still had our weekly planning. By this time I had gotten a fever and I was nauseous and dizzy so I went to bed. My fever didn't break until late afternoon but then another started worse than the first that evening. Finally tho it broke around midnight. The next day I felt a bit better so we proceeded as usual. Our branch held a Branch Home Evening that night and well ... you guessed it I got another fever when we were there lol. So we went home I stayed in bed and took more medicine. By Sunday I was feeling better AGAIN, so we went about our day as usual. We have afternoon church and during about the second hour I got ANOTHER FEVER! Lol I was determined NOT to go back to bed so I just kept my mouth shut which probs wasn't that smart because by the end of church I was so visibly sick lol and my fever was raging. So we went home, I layed in bed with my fever and body aches and then the branch president came with like 6 priesthood holders to give me a blessing. It was great. I still feel a bit sick today but we have a lot to do so I just took a nap. Worry not tho! I will be fine! I promise! So that's my week. Talk to you again next week! Haha jokes :)

We have tons of progressing investigators this week! And we have one baptism on Saturday! My first! The other sisters have had like 5-6 every month so far and we have the one lol but I am super duper happy and grateful that 7 (thats our nickname for him :)) is my first baptism. He is seriously so inspiring to me! He is 14 years old and his older sister (who is 20) was baptized last September. Most of the time that we taught him he already knew most of the points and would be jumping ahead in lessons, because the first thing he does every day is read the scriptures. He memorized scriptures in the Book of Mormon and also in Doctrine and Covenants. He is amazing and his testimony is SO STRONG! He knows WITHOUT a doubt that this is the true church and he's only 14!

Other than that this week has been pretty uneventful. In D&C 50:24-25 it says "That which is of God is light and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day. And again, verily I say unto you, and I say it that you may know the truth, that you may chase darkness from among you." I really really love that scripture. It has been imprinted on my mind this week. For several reasons. I've has seen it's truthfulness in some of the families that we teach and also in my family. Like I say every week words cannot express how truly grateful I am for this Gospel because it has provided me with a way to "chase darkness from among you" I interpret "you" to include me, and my family and friends. I know that this is a promise to us. I also know that when we do what is right we literally do chase more and more darkness from our lives and from our families. Hope is such an essential part in building our faith. It isn't an expectation, it is a confidence that we build over time. A confidence in the love that our Father in Heaven has for us and and an assurance through our testimonies that we will receive all that we need and ask for. 

I know this Gospel is true, I see its power and truthfulness every day that we teach and I KNOW that if we ask in faith, believing that we will receive, we WILL be blessed with whatever it is that we ask for. I love you all so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for everything!

Love you!!!!!!!!!!!

Sister Fonua

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking of you yesterday on thanksgiving. You were here so I invited the Elders (Elder Jenkins from Wyoming, and Elder Bunting from St. George Utah) for thanksgiving. Ordered two party size pizzas and we had a great thanksgiving dinner. Afterwards we talked about all the things we were thankful for. I was most thankful for you and for all the choices you make. I love you soo much Sister Fonua. I hope you had a great thanksgiving day yesterday. I was thinking of you all day. Dad